Environmental Health and
the Modern Lifestyle
An update of this course is in
progress. In the meantime enrolments for the course have been
College accreditation: International Association for Distance Learning.
recommended period of study: approx.
months or less. Continuous enrolment. No time limit.
£250.00 (250 Pounds Sterling - for currency conversion see
A free textbook will be supplied to students resident in the UK. Students
residing overseas will need to purchase a copy of the book on-line or from their
Method of study:
Textbook study. Written assignments based on
the set textbook. Assignment questions are issued by email and
students return their written work by email. Grades and feedback are issued by
This course is a multidisciplinary study of
environmental health, introducing the science, methodologies, hazards
and other aspects of a wide variety of environmental concerns. The set
textbook has been written for non-specialists to appeal to students from
various backgrounds. Scientific concepts and research are explained in
language accessible to any student with a good general education and
maths is kept to an absolute minimum.
The discipline of environmental health is
explained as comprising of the core areas of toxicology, exposure
assessment, epidemiology, risk assessment, risk management, and risk
communication. There is specific focus on disease, energy production,
manufacturing industry, food production, and community metabolism
(sewage, water and other aspects of modern life giving rise to
This course will be of interest to students
of health and wellness as well as those who have an interest in
environmental awareness and those who have responsibility for
environmental health risk management as part of their jobs.
The final multi-choice essay question will
have, as one choice, the chance to write a mini-project in which you can
focus on an environment known to you (a town, building, workplace, or
other space) and comment on its state of environmental health and the
hazards it may present to those people who live or work there and those
who are just passing through. Hazards to wildlife, plant life, the water
system and domestic pets or working animals may also exist. You can also
comment on the efforts being made (if any) to address those hazards, and
the regulations in force that affect the issues (you may have to do
further research to discover what regulations apply).
The text used is US-based and suited to the
international student. The course concentrates on the science of
environmental health rather than on laws, laws, rules and regulations.
Regulatory laws and procedures differ from country to country and
students requiring regulatory information should consult the appropriate
agencies. You will need to refer to additional sources if you wish to be
up to date with relevant laws and regulations applicable to your
location or field of work.
Successful graduates will receive the Diploma in
Environmental Health and the Modern Lifestyle.
The college is accredited by the International Association for
We reserve the right to change the syllabus and other details of any course at
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